Biden states that Russia’s invasion of Ukraine “changes the world”


President Joe Biden said on Tuesday that Russia’s invasion of Ukraine would “change the world,” and that the United States had “no intention” to send troops to Ukraine.

“The following cases have a huge impact. [Russian President Vladimir Putin] It will have tremendous impact not only in terms of economic and political impact, but around the world, “Biden told reporters. When she visited a store in Washington on January 25th.

“This is the largest, and if he moved with all these units, it would be the largest invasion since World War II,” Biden added. “It will change the world.”

Earlier on Tuesday, White House spokesman Jen Psaki said, “The president has no intention, interest, or desire to send troops to Ukraine.” Biden previously said that sending troops to Ukraine was “off the table.”

Government officials continue to argue that if Russia invades Ukraine, the United States and its allies will impose “severe” sanctions on Russia. And the movement of tens of thousands of Russian troops along the Ukrainian border suggests that an invasion could occur “at any time.”

But Ukrainian top officials calmly complained on Monday that “there is no reason to believe” that Russia is preparing for an invasion.

Pentagon is “ready” to deploy 8,500 U.S. troops to support eastern NATO allies on Monday, if Biden’s instructions justify continued tensions between Russia and Ukraine. Announced to put it in.

And over the weekend, the U.S. Department of State ordered the families of U.S. government officials at the U.S. Embassy in Kiev to leave the Ukrainian capital and approved the voluntary departure of non-essential civil servants.

Russia has denied planning an invasion, but has issued a list of requests, including NATO, which promises not to allow Ukraine to become a NATO member.

Saki confirmed last week that the United States would respond in writing to the Kremlin.

In a series of high-level talks between Washington and Moscow, U.S. authorities have stated that U.S. commitment to the NATO alliance is an “ironclad” and the decision on whether Ukraine can join the alliance is only between Ukraine and NATO. Said it should be done.

“There is no trading space there. None,” Secretary of State Antony Blinken said on Friday.

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson warned that the invasion of Ukraine would be a long-term “painful, violent and bloody business” for Russia.

Mr Johnson said Russians “need to understand it.” [Ukraine] It could be their new Chechnya. ”—The country of the North Caucasus, which has been in conflict with Russia for over 26 years.

Russia took control of Ukraine’s Crimean Peninsula in 2014, causing more than 14,000 deadly violence in the Donbas region of Ukraine. The region is now virtually dominated by Russian-backed separatists.

Lily Zhou contributed to this report.

Nick Ciolino

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Nick Ciolino covers the White House.